Tuesday, 8 April 2014

05/04/2014

This weekend was the first weekend I've had in Tokyo where I've actually had time to do what I want and haven't been super jetlagged. It was really fun! 

 This was Saturday's look:
Dress: Fernopaa
Belt: GLAVIL by tutuHA
Boots: YOSUKE
Heart garter: Creepyyeha
Necklace: tutuHA

Make up

That day Chriss arrived in Japan, so I met up with her and Dayle (both of them have just started studying here, too!) in Shibuya. We hung around in Starbucks for a while, then went to take purikura.

After that, we wandered around some shops until it was time to meet Rozzi and Deej and go to an izakaya.
 It was my first time going to an izakaya, and I was impressed.
 I really liked being able to order with this touch screen thing, thus minimising the need to speak/wait around for waiters. 
We each had about 4 alcoholic drinks and shared looooads of food, and it only came to about 1,800yen (about £10) per person! You couldn't even get the drinks for that price in England! 

After the izakaya, we headed to JPU Records' event, which was held in a rock bar situated somewhere in dodgy love hotel land. 
 The bar was next to a shrine...
...which was right next to a love hotel. We kept running out to go to the conbini to buy cheap alcohol (and pizza buns!), then drank it outside whilst watching couples awkwardly leaving the hotel as if they weren't together aha

At about 2.30am, we and some others from the bar went to do karaoke. They had some kind of special offer if you did it until 5.30am (which is when the trains start running), so we did that. It was also all-you-can-drink! 
I'm not sure you can quite call it "singing", but we... made lots of noise until morning. It was a lot of fun. 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Tokyo!

Hello, hope you're all well! 
I moved to Tokyo last week, and am pretty settled in now~ I'm sharing a student apartment in Kodaira with some other exchange students from different countries (and one Japanese) who go to the same university as me. It's about an hour by train from central Tokyo, but it's not far from Kunitachi (where the university is), which is a really nice area. 

Here are some photos from around where I live and go to university: 

 My university



That name made me laugh





Saturday, 15 March 2014

Haircut

Sorry for being a terrible blogger and barely updating (as usual)! I move to Tokyo in 2 weeks, so I've been really busy preparing for that and trying to see all of my English friends/family while I can.

Last week I got my hair cut (for free! :D). It's basically the same style I've had for about 5 years (except for my last cut) haha, but I missed having a full fringe, and a hairdresser I've been in contact with for a while needed models for a bob cut, so~

And here's my outfit from that day:
Cross necklace: tutuHA
Shrug: No:Wear
Tights: Miss Selfridge

I don't think anyone actually watches the videos I post haha, but just in case, here's a song/MV I've been really into lately:

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Review: Black Milk Tea Shop

Hello, everyone! I came back to London about a week ago, and am here until I move to Tokyo at the end of March. 

I was recently sent a garter from Black Milk Tea to review. I'd just like to mention that although this is a sponsored review, these are my own, honest opinions on the product.

Service
The owner of the shop and I exchanged a few emails to discuss the sponsorship, and she was very friendly and always replied quickly. 
I asked for it to be sent to my father's house in London, but this was while I was still in France, so I don't know how quickly it arrived. It was already there when I got back, so it definitely arrived from America in less than 2 weeks.

The garter arrived safely in a padded envelope. 

The product
I was given the X-Garter.

Here's how it looks worn:


 The front half of the garter is made of pleather, and the back is elastic so the size is adjustable. There are now three different sizes available, but there was only one when I was sent mine, so it's a little big  for me and I have to wear it slightly higher on my leg than I usually would.

Cute, heart-shaped clips


My inspiration for this outfit was witches, because I've been really into American Horror Story: Coven recently haha
Garter: Black Milk Tea
Dress: Asos
Necklace: Moi-même-Moitié

All of the garters in the shop are hand made, and it does show a little when you look closely, but it's barely noticeable when you wear it, so it's not really a problem. Everything is affordable, and there are lots of items catering to wearers of gothic styles, and also those who prefer a cuter, pastel look. 

Thursday, 13 February 2014

08/02/2014 - Paris Manga

On Saturday, I went to a manga/anime event with Fréd and Nicole.

I decided to go pretty much the day before, so I just threw together an anime-esque outfit on the day. 
Wore my grey wig for the first time in quite a while~

With Fréd and Nicole

As is usual for this sort of thing, the actual event wasn't particularly interesting, so we just wandered around taking photos with cosplayers and looking at the stalls, but I had a lot of fun.


I saw Hika (the Maya cosplayer on the right) for the first time in forever c:


New titan friend :D


Monday, 3 February 2014

26/01/2014 - Hair shoot

Last weekend I did a hair shoot. It's been a super long time since I've done a photo shoot because I don't know anyone in the industry in Paris, and the site I use to find jobs in England (Model Mayhem) isn't really used in France. It was a long day (about 10 hours), but it was relaxed and I really enjoyed it. There were about 7 other models, 2 teams of hair stylists, and only one photographer, so a lot of the day was spent just waiting for our turns and eating free food haha. 

9.30am start nope nope nope

Look 1 (before make up)

With one of my team of hair wizards



 Look 2 hair

Look 2 outfit

Look 3 hair

Look 3 outfit

My hair looks a lot shorter, but they only trimmed my bangs! The rest is just pinned back. It was really fun watching the stylists completely transform my hair without even cutting it. 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

17/01/2014 - Ice skating

Recentlyish, Nicole and I decided to go ice skating whilst there was still an outdoor ice rink at Hôtel de Ville.


Ugly rental skates 


Afterwards we bought candy beards 8)




 Then we went to a brasserie for lunch. I had salmon quiche c:

Found some kind of Doraemon alien

Coconut and Earl Grey bubble tea, which was hands down the best bubble tea I've ever had.